Fall Festival Guide: 90+ events to celebrate the season in Chattanooga and beyond

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Kelly Myracle and Melissa Astin set up a display for "Scarecrows at the Farm" a brand new event that will feature scarecrows submitted by Hamilton County residents, at Crabtree Farms on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

After a COVID-19 disruption last year, many fall events are back on the 2021 calendar, though there are still some holdouts.

The Hamilton County Fair, Wine Over Water, Autumn Children's Festival and the Battle of Tunnel Hill re-enactment are among the high-profile cancellations in the Chattanooga area, and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, is sticking to a virtual schedule again. It's possible more events may disappear from the calendar due to weather or coronavirus concerns as we go through the season.

As of now, though, these dates are on the books. The Times Free Press will give weekly updates with the latest information available, and you should check event websites or Facebook posts for any last-minute changes before traveling long distances.

These listings represent some of the larger fall- and holiday-focused events within a two-hour drive of Chattanooga, making them suitable for day trips or weekend getaways. Music festivals, food festivals and Halloween activities are not included here, but will be part of broader coverage in the weeks to come.

Are we missing your event? Email the details to Life@timesfreepress.com.


NOV. 6-JAN. 2

- Smoky Mountain Christmas: Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Award-winning festival features more than 5 million lights, themed shows, food, fireworks set to Christmas music, hours vary. $84 ages 10-61 (discounts for children/seniors). dollywood.com

NOV. 13-JAN. 15

- Garden Lights, Holidays Nights: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. Millions of lights and displays with the gardens as a backdrop, plus s'mores, model trains and live music, 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (open Mondays Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27). atlantabg.org

NOV. 17-20

- Walker Farm Pioneer Days: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Hands-on historical demonstrations geared to elementary-age students and families, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily (timed entry). $7.50 nonmembers, $5 members. www.chattanoogaaudubon.org

NOV. 20

- Christmas Village: New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7608 Shallowford Road. Arts and crafts vendors, direct sales and small-business products, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 423-892-0853

NOV. 20-21

- Mistletoe Market: The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (new location), 3499 U.S. Highway 76, Young Harris, Ga. Arts, crafts and food vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. www.mountainartscrafts.org/mistletoe-market-2021

NOV. 29-DEC. 4

- Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Handcrafted gifts by local artisans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

DEC. 11-12

- Mistletoe Market: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Over 150 arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free pictures with Santa, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday. touchtheskyevents.com

DEC. 4-19

- Chattanooga Market's Holiday Market: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Arts, crafts and food products for gift-giving, music performances, first three weekends in December, plus Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off on Dec. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com



SEPT. 3-6

- Pioneer Days Festival: Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, Ga. Arts and crafts, carnival, games and food concessions, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Monday. $5 ages 11 and up. pioneerdaysga.com

SEPT. 4-5

- Monroe Life Balloon Festival: Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Highway 360, Vonore, Tenn. Tethered balloon rides, live music, food, craft vendors, balloon glow finales set to music at dusk both nights, 4-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 ages 4 and up. monroelifeballoonfestiva.com

SEPT. 4-6

- Art in the Park: Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Georgia. Nationally recognized festival includes works by 175 artists, children's art gallery, walking tours of nearby restaurants, museums and galleries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free admission; parking available in Cobb County Parking Deck, 17 Waddell St. NE, and Marietta Square Parking Deck, 1 Haynes St. (daily rates apply). artparkmarietta.com

SEPT. 7-11

- Jackson County Fair: Veterans Memorial Park, 220 Cecil St., Scottsboro, Ala. Livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, carnival, exotic petting zoo, gates open at 5:30 p.m. daily, carnival opens at 6 p.m. (all times Central). $6 admission ages 6 and up; unlimited carnival rides $18 Tuesday-Thursday, $20 Friday-Saturday, or buy $1 tickets (each ride takes three to four tickets); $5 parking. Facebook.com

SEPT. 9-12

- Yellow Daisy Festival: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga. Nationally recognized event includes more than 300 artists and crafters, demonstrations, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission included in venue's $20 daily parking fee. stonemountainpark.com

SEPT. 10-12

- Mountaineer Folk Festival: Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn. Handmade crafts, pioneer demonstrations, old-time competitions, traditional music, 7-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. tnstateparks.com

SEPT. 10-18

- Northwest Georgia Regional Fair: Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds, 1060 Liberty Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Nightly concerts, livestock and blue-ribbon shows, school band performances, petting zoo, carnival midway, gates open at 5 p.m. daily. $25 unlimited carnival rides. Grand parade through downtown Calhoun, 11 a.m. Sept. 11. nwgafair.com

SEPT. 10-19

- Tennessee Valley Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville. Showcase of East Tennessee heritage and agriculture, plus carnival midway, tractor/truck pulls, demolition derby, rodeo, ax throwing, circus acts, tractor show, beer garden, nightly concerts and fireworks, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday. $12 adults, $9 seniors 65+ and children 6-11; $10 parking; carnival and concerts cost extra. tnvalleyfair.org

SEPT. 11

- Fall Market: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Arts, crafts, specialty products and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. touchtheskyevents.com

- Fried Green Tomato Festival: Niota Depot, 201 Main St., Niota, Tenn. Live entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, kiddie train ride, pony rides, petting zoo, antique tractor display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kickoff events, 7 p.m. Friday, include bingo games and screening of "Fried Green Tomatoes." cityofniota.org

- International Cowpea Festival: City Park, 136 Cass St. NE, Charleston, Tenn. Includes cook-off by professional chefs (buy a souvenir spoon to sample and vote), photo competition, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. cowpeafestival.com

SEPT. 11-12

- Cherokee Fall Festival: Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Highway 360, Vonore, Tenn. Cherokee arts and crafts demonstrations, music and dance, blacksmithing, living-history demonstrations, Civil War encampment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $10 adults, $5 ages teens 13-18, $25 family rate. sequoyahmuseum.org

- White Oak Crafts Fair: Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, Tenn. More than 75 artisans, children's activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3 parking donation. artscenterofcc.com

photo Staff file photo / Jeremy Giesel joins the dancers during a previous Oktoberfest at Chattanooga Market. This year's German-themed celebration is Oct. 9-10 at First Horizon Pavilion.

SEPT 11-NOV. 7

- Oktoberfest: Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Multiple weeks of traditional music, dancing, food and beer, Thursday-Sunday in September, daily Sept. 30-Nov. 7; doors open at 6 p.m. during the week, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Opens with parade through downtown at noon Sept. 11. $8 during the week, $10 Saturdays, free on Sundays. www.helenchamber.com

SEPT. 17-18

- Annual Fall Sale: Fairview United Methodist Church, 2112 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Flea market, household and Christmas items, clothes and toys, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. Proceeds benefit local church missions. 706-866-9827

- Boom Days Heritage Celebration: Downtown Fort Payne, Ala. (main stage at 201 Fifth St. NE). Music, art and heritage activities, with arts, crafts and food vendors, Depot Museum tours, authors, disc dogs, wine tasting, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central). boomdays.com

SEPT. 17-19

- Fall Heritage Festival: Downtown Cowan, Tenn. Arts and crafts, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). Fireworks at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free admission and parking. www.fallheritagefestival.info

- Sunflower Stables Barn Sale & Market: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Upscale, vintage-inspired market with over 45 vendors selling antiques, handmade crafts, boutique clothing, jewelry, pottery, produce, baked goods, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (third day is new this year). Free admission. www.facebook.com/sunflowerstablesbarnsaleandmarket

SEPT. 17-OCT. 31

- Harvest Celebration on the Mountain: Flat Top Mountain Farm, 13100 Jones Gap Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze and pumpkin patch, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 ages 4 and up. Family-friendly haunted maze Fridays and Saturdays in October, $15. Facebook.com/flattopfarmTN

SEPT. 18

- Blue & Grey BBQ: Gordon Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Barbecue contest, plus food, craft and novelty vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; $5 to tour the mansion, completed in 1847. friendsofthegordonleemansion.org

- Heritage Day: Marsh House Museum, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Heritage crafts and arts, vintage yard sale, old-time bake sale using family recipes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Festival will be scaled back to allow for social distancing; masks must be worn inside. Free admission; $5 for tours of the historic house, circa 1836. marshhouseoflafayette.org

- Valley Fest: Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga. Craft fair, food vendors and car show hosted by the church and Chattanooga Valley Lions Club with music by Rightpath Bluegrass, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Facebook.com/Events

SEPT. 18-19

- Arts Festival at Rose Lawn: Rose Lawn Mansion, 234 W. Cherokee Ave., Cartersville, Ga. Fine art and heritage crafts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission to festival, $7 to tour historic mansion. www.roselawnmuseum.com/arts_festival_and_rose_lawn/index.php

- Crush Festival: Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Grape stomping, live music, wine tastings, vineyard tours, arts, crafts and food vendors, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday. $20 in advance, $25 day of. cartecayvineyards.com

- Festival!: Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Outdoor art market, indoor patron exhibit, self-guided tours of sculpture garden, live performances, multicultural children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free admission. Opens with preview party and Taste of Dalton, 7 p.m. Friday; $55 ticket. www.creativeartsguild.org

SEPT. 18-OCT. 30

- Grandaddy's Farm: 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Activity area $13 ages 3 and up; season passes available. grandaddysfarm.com

SEPT. 23-OCT. 3

- North Georgia State Fair: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga. Carnival, live music, petting barns, flower shows, blue-ribbon competitions, fair foods, plus lumberjack show, Jurassic Kingdom and alligator show among new attractions, 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 12:30-10 p.m. Sundays. $10 gate admission ages 11 and up; ride tickets cost extra; discounts in advance. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com

SEPT. 24-26

- Mistletoe Merchants: Farm Bureau Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, Tenn. More than 100 merchants, silent auction, door prizes, plus special shopping opportunities (Cupcakes & Cocktails, Muffins & Mimosas) with ticket upgrade, 9 a.m.-8 p.m, Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 one day, $18 three days; free for children 12 and younger. Free tote with advance ticket purchase. www.midsouthmediagroup.com/mistletoe-merchants-of-nashville-tn

SEPT. 24-OCT. 30

- Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights: Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Artistic sculptures, elaborate fall scenes, artisans, seasonal food, entertainment. $79 ages 10-61, discounts for younger and older guests. www.dollywood.com

SEPT. 25

- Blue Ribbon Country Fair: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, Tenn. Hog calling, rooster crowing and greased pig contests, Lodge ladies skillet throw, woodworking, blacksmithing, flint knapping, hearth cooking and agricultural exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 60 and up, $7 children 6-17. gsmheritagecenter.org

- East Ridge Centennial: Camp Jordan Park, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. Community birthday party with music, beer garden, arts and crafts marketplace, history walk, food trucks, family activities, fireworks finale 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 25. eastridge100.com

- Fall Garden Festival: Hamilton County Extension, 6183 Adamson Circle. Master Gardeners of Hamilton County present exhibits and demos, kids activities, plant vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25. $5 (free for children under 12); free parking. mghc.org

- Show & Sell: Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 3477 Peavine Road, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Arts and crafts booth, food trucks, tractor show, kids zone, pony rides, live music, quilt raffle, quilt display in the sanctuary, free hay rides. Free admission and parking. 706-810-8199

- Walker County Ag Festival: Walker County Ag Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. Vendor booths, livestock shows, beekeeping both, cooking class, soap making demonstration, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. walkercountyagfestival.com

SEPT. 25-26

- Dancing Goats Folk Fest: 518 River St., Ellijay, Ga. Juried folk art show, crafts, mountain music, storytelling, traditional foods, goat beauty pageants, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26. dancinggoatsfolkfest.com

- Homesteads Apple Festival: Cumberland Homestead Tower and Museum, 96 Highway 68, Crossville, Tenn. More than 100 craft booths, live music, fried apple pies, antique tractors, storytelling, quilts, weaving, basket making, woodcarving, jewelry makers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), rain or shine. $5 admission ages 11 and up, good both days and includes free tour of Homesteads Tower Museum.

- Ride the Rails Festival: Historic L&N Depot, 150 Railroad Ave., Mineral Bluff, Ga. Tri-State Model Railroaders fundraiser with 5-mile ride to Murphy Junction and back, railroad hand cars, model railroad exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Motor car, $13 adults, $6 ages 2-17; hand car, $2 per person; mini hand car, free. www.tsmri.org/ride-the-rails-fundraiser

- Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival: Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, Ga. Over 150 arts and crafts vendors, live music, children's area, scarecrow display, food concessions, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $5 ages 11 and up. serviceleague.net/fundraisers/riverfest

- Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival: 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, Ga. Outdoor festival includes children's play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, up to 150 artists and crafters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. sandyspringsartsapalooza.com

SEPT. 25-OCT 31

- Fall Festival: Mayfield Farm Park, 257 state Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip lines, Thursday-Sunday plus daily Oct. 11-17; fireworks Fridays in October; Haunted Trail designated nights in October (weather may affect operations). $14.95 online, $16.95 at gate all visitors ages 2 and up; individual and family season passes available. www.mayfieldfarmpark.com/fall-festival

- Fun on the Farm: Guthrie Farms, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Corn maze, hay rides to pumpkin patch, animal petting barn, bounce pad, games, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sundays. $15 ages 3 and up. guthriepumpkinfarm.com

SEPT. 27-OCT. 2

- DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair: VFW Hall, 151 18th St. NW, Fort Payne, Ala. Final days include live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, chainsaw art, livestock exhibits. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central). Tickets required for carnival. www.dekalbcountyvfwfair.com

SEPT. 28-OCT. 31

- Scarecrows in the Garden: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (last entry at 8 p.m., closed Mondays except for Columbus Day). See scarecrows created by artists, crafters, youth groups and businesses. $22.95 adults, $19.95 (ages 3-12) weekdays; $2 more on weekends; timed tickets required. atlantabg.org

SEPT. 29-OCT. 2

- Bigfoot Fall Festival & Grundy County Fair: Bigfoot Adventure, 518 Brawley Road, Tracy City, Tenn. Carnival rides, ziplines, food trucks, hot-air balloon rides, video game trailer, crafts, dunking booth, car show/cruise-in, eating contests, petting zoo, fireworks, live music, gates open at 3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday (all times Central). $15 general, $25 with armband Wednesday-Friday, $35 Saturday with concert by Shenandoah, $100 four-day pass; discounts for seniors and for advance purchase (through Sept 19). www.bigfootadventuretn.com/bigfoot-fall-festival

SEPT. 30-OCT. 30

- Scarecrows on the Farm: Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Vote on a favorite scarecrow built by community supporters, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free admission. www.crabtreefarms.org

OCT. 1-2

- Boaz Harvest Festival: Old Mill Park, 10315 Alabama Highway, Boaz, Ala. Street fair with crafts, children's area, live music, contests, classic art, truck and Jeep show, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT Friday-Saturday. Free. northalabama.org

- Morris Hill Craft Market & Quilt Show: Morris Hill Baptist Church gym, 1804 Morris Hill Road. Fifty craft booths, plus new quilt show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission and parking. 423-892-2071

- National Storytelling Festival: Virtual festival features 20-plus hours of world-class storytelling; sessions may be viewed for up to 14 days. $75 per household. storytellingcenter.net

OCT. 1-3

- Great Locomotive Chase Festival: 116 Public Square, Adairsville, Ga. Parade, pageants, arts and crafts, entertainment, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $3 ticket good all weekend. adairsvillega.net/festival

OCT. 1-30

- Rotary Club Craft Fair: Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Handmade arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking; freewill donations distributed to local charities. mypigeonforge.com

OCT. 2

- Bluff Park Art Show: The Park at Shades Cliff, 517 Cloudland Drive, Hoover, Ala. Works by 150 artists, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.bluffparkartassociation.org

- Catoosa County Fall Festival: Soccer fields, 406 Cotter St., Ringgold, Ga. Food and craft vendors, duck derby, free inflatables and activities, 3-6 p.m. catoosarec.com

OCT. 2-31

- Rocktoberfest: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. German music, food, specialty beer, Birds of Prey shows, costumed characters, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. Reserved timed-entry tickets required. seerockcity.com

OCT. 7-24

- Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair: Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, traffic light No. 8 on Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Exhibit and demonstrations by 200-plus crafters, music at noon and 3 p.m. daily. $10 adults (unlimited returns). craftsmenfair.com/october-fair

OCT. 8-9

- Wooden Family Harvest Festival: Oren Wooden's Apple House, 6351 New Harmony Road, Pikeville, Tenn. Crafts, food, pumpkin patch, family activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT. Facebook.com/events

OCT. 8-16

- Georgia Mountain Fall Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Arts and crafts vendors, holiday favorites cooking contest, country, classic rock and gospel artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $12 day pass includes most concerts (2 and 7 p.m.); separate ticket required Oct. 9 ($40, Tracy Lawrence) and Oct. 16 ($35-$45, Ronnie Milsap and Mark Wills). georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

OCT. 9

- Craft/Bake Sale: Cloud Springs Baptist Church, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Benefit for church's Golden Agers group, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. 706-866-0164

- Fun Family Farm Festival: Sweet Dreams Farm arena, 935 Lawson Federal Road, Ball Ground, Ga. Hands-on horse experiences, Revelation Riders demonstrations, pumpkin chunkin, inflatables, petting zoo, hay rides and maze, festival games, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission; charges for some activities. Eventbrite.com

- Pumpkin Palooza: Greenway Park and Pavilion, 755 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Family festival with arts and crafts, product vendors, food trucks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. familycornerstones.wordpress.com

- Pumpkintown: 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. More than 200 vendors, powwow, entertainment, children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. info@friendlycityfestivals.com

OCT. 9-10

- Chattanooga Oktoberfest: First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. A two-day Chattanooga Market celebration, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. German food, oompah bands, chicken dances, craft beers; new this year, Mr. and Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest costume contest at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. chattanoogaoktoberfest.com

- Fall Arts in the Park: City Park, 350 Gray St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Displays and demonstrations by 150-plus artists and crafters, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 ages 12 and older. blueridgeartsinthepark.com

- Finster Fest: Howard Finster's Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, Ga. Sixty-plus folk and fine artists, live music, guest speakers, property tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 admission; free handicap parking on site; others park at Walmart, 13427 Highway 27, and ride free shuttle. paradisegardenfoundation.org

- Georgia Apple Festival: Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga. More than 300 arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, parade, antique car show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays (repeats Oct. 16-17). $5 ages 10 and older; civic and school groups handle parking with requested donation. georgiaapplefestival.org

- New Salem Mountain Festival: New Salem Mountain Festival: New Salem Community Center, 12477 Highway 136, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Canceled. newsalemmountainfestival.com

- Prater's Mill Country Fair: 5845 Highway 2, Dalton, Ga. Fair centered on functioning 1855 mill at Coahulla Creek, with 160-plus artists and crafters, traditional craft demonstrations, homemade Southern foods, live entertainment, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $7 per day ages 13 and older (free with military ID); free parking and shuttle service. pratersmill.org/fair

OCT. 15-16

- Harvest of Art: Rhea County Welcome Center, 107 Main St., Dayton, Tenn. Fine art show and sale by Dayton Arts League, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pastel portrait artist Jane Campbell on site 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 423-775-5122, 423-315-1132.

- Oktoberfest: 2892 Highway 70 E, Crossville, Tenn. Traditional music and dancing, imported and domestic beverages, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Food served 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (all times Central). crossvilleoktoberfest.com

OCT. 16-17

- Cleveland Apple Festival: Bradley County Courthouse Square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Arts and crafts, specialty vendors, apple dessert contest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. One-day pass $7 adults, $5 seniors/children 3-12; family pass (two adults, up to four children) $25 (cash only). clevelandapplefestival.org

- Colorfest: Brow Park, North Cool Street, Mentone, Ala. Seventy-five artists and crafters, local musicians, children's area, gourmet foods, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). www.mapamentone.com/colorfest2021.html

- Georgia Apple Festival: See listing for Oct. 9-10.

- Ketner's Mill Country Arts & Crafts Fair: 658 Ketner Mill Lane, Whitwell, Tenn. Arts and crafts displays and demonstrations, Southern foods, live music, family activities, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday (all times Eastern). $7 (cash only) ages 13 and older. ketnersmill.org

- River Clay Fine Arts Festival: City Hall, 402 Lee St. NE, Decatur, Ala. Juried fine arts, demonstrations, musical performances, children's activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). $5 weekend pass ages 13 and up. Arts Patron Preview Party, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 15; $50 ticket includes weekend admission. riverclay.org

OCT. 22-23

- Bird & Barn Sale: Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Distinctive handcrafted products, 5-9 p.m. Friday (early bird night), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. $50 Friday (includes exclusive shopping privileges, live music and hors d'oeuvres); $30 premium ticket Saturday (includes limited-edition gift and vendor coupons), $12 basic ticket (includes $5 coupon for a Project Free 2 Fly purchase); no coupons or freebies for tickets purchased at the door. Proceeds support Project Free 2 Fly. projectfree2fly.com

- Collegedale Apple Festival: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. More than 150 craft and food vendors, including apples from Mercier Orchards from Blue Ridge, Ga., petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment. Free admission and parking. touchtheskyevents.com

OCT. 23

- Appalachian Brew, Que & Stew Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga. Unlimited tastings of beers from 40-plus craft breweries, arts and crafts, food, music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $35 in advance online, $40 at gate. Separate $47 ticket required for Jamey Johnson concert at 7 p.m. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

- Boogie & Brews: McCoy Farm & Gardens, 1604 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain. Costume contests for kids and dogs, festival food and drink, hay rides, children's activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5K trail run at 9:30 a.m. Rain date Oct. 30. mccoywalden.org

OCT. 23-24

- Chiaha Harvest Fair: Coosa Valley Fairgrounds (new location), 1400 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Rome, Ga. Juried arts and crafts show, demonstrations, musicians, food vendors, children's crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, rain or shine. $5 adults, $4 students/seniors, $1 children 11 and under (free with online coupon). www.chiaha.org

- Mountain Makins Festival: Rose Center, 442 W. Second St., Morristown, Tenn. Appalachian folk life festival includes juried arts and crafts, regional musical talent, including mass choir, food, children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $7 one day, $10 both days for adults; $1 children 6-12. www.rosecenter.org/mountain-makins

OCT. 29-30

- PumpkinFest: Rhea County Courthouse square, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Shopping, food and craft vendors, music, games, costume contest, trick-or-treating and new event Meet the Heroes, times tba. Free admission. www.mainstreetdayton.org

NOV. 3-7

- Christmas Village Festival: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 1 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, Ala. Some 750 booths with arts, crafts, clothing, food, jewelry and other gifts. Time and ticket information tba. christmasvillagefestival.com

NOV. 6

- Fall and Christmas Market: Mountain Heights Venue, 1298 Hendon Road, Soddy-Daisy. Fifty-plus vendors, food trucks, mini photography sessions, music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Facebook.com/mountainheightsvenue

- Fried Pickle Festival: Greenway Park, 775 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Arts, crafts and food vendors, kids zone, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. (Event was originally scheduled for September in Athens.) https://m.facebook.com/events/3007226256271176

- Honoring Those Who Serve Parade and Festival: Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Inaugural event starts with 10:30 a.m. parade from Big Lots, 558 Battlefield Parkway, traveling LaFayette Road to the festival site, the polo field at 6 Barnhardt Circle. Includes vendors, live music, food trucks, fireworks finale. fortogov.com

NOV. 6-7

- Southern Pie Festival: Greenway Park, 775 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Vendors of pies, fried pies, arts and crafts, direct sales, plus pie baking and eating contests, children's games, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Facebook.com/events

NOV. 11

- Holiday Stroll: Market Street, downtown Dayton, Tenn. Merchants and eateries along Market and connecting streets will offer discounts and extended hours, Santa visits, live music 5-8 p.m. Grand tree lighting on Rhea County Courthouse lawn at 6 p.m. mainstreetdayton.org

NOV. 12-13

- Gingerbread Shoppe: Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Handmade crafts and home decor, homemade concessions, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Facebook.com/GingerbreadShoppe1

NOV. 12-14

- Christmas Village: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. More than 250 merchants selling gift items, toys, clothing, jewelry, pottery, collectibles and food, free make-your-own photos with Santa (certain hours), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). $10 ages 10 and older, $5 parking fee. christmasvillage.org

NOV. 13

- Christmas Market: Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Thirty craft and commercial vendors, Children's Ministry bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free admission. jmumckids.com

NOV. 13-14

- Christmas Village Holiday Market: Greenway Park, 775 Raider Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Over 100 craft, commercial and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. touchtheskyevents.com